100 Blocks Volume 5: Whoopsy Daisy

Have you checked out all those fabulous blogs and blocks from Quiltmaker’s blog hop so far? Great! Stick around, we have even more to share with you!

Yep, it’s day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks volume 5 blog hop, and today I get to show off block number 4 in my seasonal block series. If you have followed Quiltmaker’s past blog hops or have volumes 2–4, you’ve seen my Ice Crystal (Winter), Sunblock (Summer) and Re-leaf (Autumn) blocks. Here’s a recap:

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Ice Crystal from vol. 2

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Sunblock from vol. 3

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Re-leaf from vol. 4

And that means it’s finally Spring!

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Whoopsy Daisy from vol. 5

I didn’t have any particular flower in mind when I was drawing this foundation design in EQ, but I think it looks like a daisy. When I finished sewing up the final block, the name became apparent –”Whoopsy Daisy.” (More on the name later.) What could be better than sewing with an assortment of bright Tonga batiks from Timeless Treasures!  How about a design with an entire garden of daisies? (Yes, I see more flowers in my future.)

I’m feeling a little guilty about my orphan test blocks. Since my daisy test block was looking pretty good, I turned it into a pillow.get attachment 1 e1335810489776 292x300 100 Blocks Volume 5: Whoopsy Daisy

This is a great way to showcase one block. I added 3″ borders to make it large enough for an 18″ pillow form. I also found this a perfect size to practice some quilting.

Need more inspiration? How about combining all four seasonal blocks for a small wall hanging? Here’s my work in progress. All blocks are made from batiks. To tie the designs together, I used blues for all the backgrounds but varied them a little: light for spring, bright for summer, a grayed blue for autumn and a dark midnight blue for winter. I’m still looking for just the right blue batik for an outer border.

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In the 30 years since Quiltmaker’s very first issue, we’ve published hundreds of quilt patterns. One of our challenges is coming up with unique names for each. Luckily, most of the designers name their own blocks in the 100 Blocks series. (There must be some interesting stories behind a few of them.) Our own brainstorm sessions for names can be pretty amusing. Contrary to what you might think, “Whoopsy Daisy” wasn’t inspired by sewing mistakes. This was an easy block to sew. It came from my “Whoop! It’s a daisy!” shout-out when I was finished.

Help me name my quilt above that shows all 4 seasonal blocks. Leave a comment with your creative quilt title by noon MST on Wednesday, May 2nd for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks, volume 5 and some special prizes from today’s sponsors, Robert Kaufman and Handi Quilter. I’ll select one winner randomly from the comments.

Winner! Congratulations Jenny. Your comment (#76) was picked at random and we will be sending you a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 5 and special treats from Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Handi Quilter.

Thank you all for contributing so many creative titles for my quilt. I just have to narrow it down to one. (Otherwise, this could be the world’s longest quilt name and the label will be larger than the quilt itself.) Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

 

About Eileen Fowler

I am an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. My quilting hobby, that began over 20 years ago, turned into a career when I was hired by Quiltmaker in 2008. My quilting passion is slowly taking over every nook and cranny in my house. I have a supportive husband who makes it all possible.
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226 Responses to 100 Blocks Volume 5: Whoopsy Daisy

  1. Linda says:

    I would call it “It’s Time” Your blocks are wonderful. Thanks!

  2. Diane Wagner says:

    I’d name it “Piece-ful Seasons”.

  3. Glenna Reynolds says:

    Sensational Seasons

  4. Sher Stiles says:

    “Seasonal Joy” would be my idea for a name. Love your blocks so much. The Daisy is so happy looking, it makes me smile when I look at it. Thanks for your creativeness and sharing your designs.

  5. Sandra Timmons says:

    I was thinking about the Spring Forward or even Forever Flowers. Thank you for a wonderful week blog tour for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5. So many creative designers that share so much with you and the work and effect it took to make this blog tour come alive. We are all awaiting for the magazine and look forward to making many quilts.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  6. Carrie P. says:

    they all look so great together.
    My name, Seasons Gone By

  7. Cecilia says:

    A Year in Batiks ?

    I’m not that great with naming, but I love the way they all look together. :)

  8. A.J. Dub says:

    I saw this on Facebook this morning and suggested Seasons Squared or Seasonal Highlights. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sun and Snowflake block designs. And the fabric layout in the leaf is fabulous.

  9. Kornelia Massner says:

    Love all the blocks, but that snowflake is AWESOME!

  10. Nancy Angerer says:

    I love, love, love these blocks. Used together I think I would call it “As time goes by”

  11. Dianne says:

    “Symbols through the year” The blocks are beautiful.

  12. claudia says:

    Gardening is what I remembered seeing the blocks. I would love to participate in the raffle and much more to win this beautiful collection of Robert Kauffmann :) . thank you

    cl4udi4becker@uol.com.br

  13. Connie says:

    Beautiful new block and this will be a neat wall hanging! How about Dreamin of Change for a title!

  14. Sandra McIntyre says:

    I like the name “Celebrating the Seasons”

  15. Sallie says:

    I’d call it “Ecclesiastes,” based on chapter 3. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. vickie van dyken says:

    Nice! Glad to see the blocks are getting simpler …Is that a word? LOL Thanks for the chance to win. You sure have some great ideas, and I am glad this block has fewer pieces !!!
    Vickie

  17. Robyn W. says:

    Love the blocks. How about “Square Year” ?

  18. Janet says:

    Love your quilt hanging. It looks great with the four blocks together. I would call it simply “Changes”.

  19. Linda G says:

    “Four Quarters in a Year”?
    I like the way the lines in the blocks flow together.

  20. Estie says:

    Sewing Seasons! They are great!

  21. SewLindaAnn says:

    “A Quilt for all Seasons”
    Love the progression!

  22. Patricia A Tate says:

    Sun bud burst!

  23. Gwen W says:

    Seasons In Stitches

  24. Terri Jones says:

    “A Splash of Season-ing” I love the paper piecing. My favorite type of quiltmaking. Congratulations on your excellent patterns.

  25. Jenny says:

    I think Change of Seasons would be great. Hope I am lucky.

  26. Pat B says:

    Sew Seasonal! That’s what I would call it. Love the blocks

  27. Cindi C says:

    How about Bright Seasons? Or Batik Seasons? Simple..but…

  28. Tracy says:

    Equinox ???
    LOVE the blocks! Guess I’ll have to buy the magazine if I’m not lucky enough to win one…. thanks for the opportunity.

  29. Tamie Powell says:

    SEASONALLY YOURS!

  30. Madeline says:

    Each Season Is the Best!
    I like the way you decided on your block name. My mind tends to work that way….I call it inspiration, some call it crazy!

  31. Karen Galley says:

    Keep it simple. “Seasons”
    Love your blocks and love this wall hanging!

  32. Beautiful blocks! Beautiful seasons! I am not sure what a name would be, but times of the seasons are all my favorite. Congrats to you and your published blocks…Judith, Texas

  33. Marcia Newton says:

    Bursts of Seasons!

  34. Best of Each Season. Actually, I wouldn’t name it that at all. There are so many better ideas in the posts above mine!

  35. I’d name it ‘rejoice’. It just makes the seasons all look so happy. Thanks for the chance!

  36. shirley tener says:

    I like the name seasonal colors.. I love this style..

  37. Jill says:

    Iconic seasons. I will have to make one of these.

  38. Mo says:

    Name it Vivaldi. (That sounds better than Frankie Valli. ;) )

  39. Banner Seasons!
    Seems simple but to the point, lol.
    Wonderful block and I like the pillow you made with it.

    Debbie

  40. Four Quarters…make a Dollar.

  41. Jennifer says:

    How would “Oracle of Seasons” be for a name?

  42. GG's Daughter says:

    Call it ‘Vivaldi’s Choice’ for his concerto “The Four Seasons”. Love the summer sun, and lovely color combinations.

  43. Leanne says:

    How about Quilted Year? Your blocks are great fun. My mom’s a real daisy fan…maybe this block will show up in a quilt for her.

  44. Whoops! It’s the four seasons!

    Thanks for a wonderful blog hop!

  45. Chris says:

    Changes would be a good name I think . thank you!

  46. Lee says:

    A Trip Around the Sun would be nice. thanks!

  47. Victoria M. says:

    What neat blocks!! How about Simply Seasons?

  48. gilda wonson says:

    For every block there is a season? kind of corny, but love the blocks! thanks.

  49. Diann Cornell says:

    A Quilt for All Seasons

  50. Janet F says:

    Quilting through the Seasons. Congrats..love all your blocks! Thanks for the chance!

  51. Donna Joy says:

    Your blocks are stunning indeed . Wish I had the knack for color choices. Quiltmaker 100 blocks is color candy for me, I just devour these books. Thanks for sharing.
    How about the name Seasonal Harmony for your wall hanging?

  52. Kris S says:

    Pieceful Seasons. I am still most in love with the ice crystal/ snowflake. It is complex and beautiful.

  53. Cathy B says:

    As Time Goes By. Your block is FANTASTIC! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway! The blog tour is great, I am really enjoying it!

  54. Amy says:

    How about “Signs of the Seasons”? Love the blocks.

  55. Jennifer P says:

    Saturated Seasons for the blocks’ color saturation and vivid symbolism. I enjoy the great work you’ve don there.

  56. Sandra says:

    Seasons of Color. Nice wall hanging.

  57. Patti says:

    How about Blocks of the Seasons. Thanks for a chance.

  58. Barbara says:

    A Quilt for All Seasons

  59. Patricia says:

    What a beautiful block! I love how you made it into such a cute wallhanging. I think I’d name it Seasonal Pleasures. Thanks “sew much” for this chance to win!!

  60. Nancysue says:

    Batiks – Lightly Seasoned

  61. Wanda Heath says:

    I love these blocks. I would call your wall hanging “Seasonal Delight”.

  62. Carol Patterson says:

    Through Out The Year. I like the daisy block.

  63. Kay Ahr says:

    “Fire and Ice Through the Seasons” ?? I’m not so good at naming quilts either. The quilt has to speak to me and tell me it’s name! Kind of like your daisy told you.

  64. Mary W says:

    Love the “Daisy”. It is great to see the 4 blocks together. Good job. Thank you so much for sharing.

  65. Diana says:

    Love all your blocks! How about “Pieced through the Seasons” :)

  66. Christa says:

    Love the seasons blocks!! Winter is my favorite!!

  67. Anne Colwell says:

    Seasonal Shout Out! Thank you for a chance to win.

  68. Amanda E says:

    Pieces of a year

  69. Becky Greene says:

    “Nature’s Clockwork” – love the Ice Crystal!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. kathylutz says:

    know it’s been said, but I like “Seasons Greetings”.

  71. kathy h says:

    Congratulations on being in the magazine. I liked all your blocks before and this one is another great addition. I would name it, “Chance for a Change”.

  72. Sheila says:

    ” Rejoice in the seasons ” is my choice for your lovely quilt blocks . Thanks for sharing.

  73. Karlene says:

    I name all my quilts and sometimes it takes awhile to find just the right name so can imagine how challenging it must be for all you see. How about “Promises of a new year.”

  74. Carol F. says:

    I love that your started your ‘year’ off with Spring!
    “Year at a Glance” is the name I would give.

  75. Susie Reardon says:

    so fun to see all the blocks and other information. Naming blocks would be a difficult thing to do for some and others seem to name themselves. Living in the Midwest, I love the different seasons. How about colors of the year for the name.?
    S

  76. Jocelyn says:

    I can’t imagine how challenging it must be to pick names for patterns. My suggestion is “In Season”.

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  78. Lee Ann L. says:

    “Ice Crystal’s Sunblock is Whoopsy Daisy’s Re-leaf”

    Silly title aside, thank you for showcasing your block. It’s too darn cute! I’m loving the past blocks and this new one together.

  79. Dee says:

    There is a Season. Love this – perfect for wall hanging.

  80. Julie A. says:

    I am not good at thinking up names — Four Seasons sounds good to me. Thanks

  81. Dana says:

    ” Seasons change and so do I”. That would make such a nice entry wall hanging, so bright and pretty.

  82. Lori S says:

    Love all those blocks together. Make sure you pick up many blue batiks to find just the right one! Thanks again for sharing another great block and for the chance to win!

  83. Lori L says:

    How about Seasons in Blue. It will be a beautiful wall hanging when you finish. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. Donna Rowe says:

    To Everything there is a Season! Love the concept!

  85. Terri Lynch says:

    Seasons BEST – because you’ve captured the best of each season, beautifully.

  86. Debbie says:

    Seasons in Patches…. Love this flower…. I can see many uses….

  87. Julie says:

    Season’s Greetings would be an appropriate name. The fourth block is another great one.

  88. Lisa Marie says:

    I’m bad at naming too. But I keep thinking of the song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” that has the line “to everything there is a season”. So I’d call it Turn, Turn, Turn.

  89. KT says:

    Four Sewsons. Corny, I know–names are not my thing–once we had a cat for 2 weeks before I could come up with a name for her! Love your blocks!

  90. cute. How about “For Everything There is a Season”

  91. cynthia meredith says:

    I’d rearrange them and call it SWFS. Great blocks!

  92. Annie K says:

    Oh I love those blocks! How about… “Pleasin’ Seasons” …? Too corny?

  93. Donna Russ says:

    Love the block, and the way it is foundation pieced, thats my favorite way, I know its right….thanks for a chance to win……

  94. Sewing Seasons. The snowflake is my favorite.

  95. Janet says:

    Seasons reviewed. Love the daisy!

  96. changin’ of tha seasons.. i like all 4 of them. thnx 4 sharin’.:0) peace

  97. May Britt says:

    Lovely blocks and what about naming the quilt “Season pleasures”.

  98. Sunnybec says:

    As Time Goes By. …… Hopeless at giving quilts a name. Linda

  99. Seasons Change :)
    They all look beautiful together!
    Congrats and thanks for the chance :)

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